Integral Blinds Sealed Units - Integrated Blinds - Interstitial Blinds

Not Effected by Flexing

edgetech super spacer allows flexing and movement of the glass

Super Spacer's thermoset silicone polymer material expands and contracts and always returns to its original shape. Rigid spacers do not accommodate the natural expansion and contraction caused by UV exposure, thermal expansion, wind loads and barometric pressure.The results are stress cracks that eventually lead to seal failure.

Super Spacer sealed IG units last up to five times longer in durability tests than conventional single seal units. Super Spacer features superior Argon and Krypton gas retention.

Improves Glass Surface Temperature

edgetech super spacer allows flexing and movement of the glass

Super Spacer's extremely low thermal conductivity means less variation in the surface temperature of the IG unit.The surface temperature of the glass at the sight line,or the edge of the IG units,with Super Spacer is typically 16.6°F (9.23°C)warmer than with a conventional aluminium spacer.

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SwiftGlide In2Glass - Integral Blinds Ltd
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What is Super Spacer?

edgetech superspacer being applied at SwiftGlide In2Glass Sealed Units

Super Spacer® is the world's only 100% polymer foam, NO-Metal Warm Edge spacer system. Its arrival on the scene in 1989 revolutionized the insulating glass industry, and today, it is still breaking new ground in providing the warmest, longest-lasting windows anywhere in the world. Throughout the world, innovative IG manufacturers rely on Super Spacer to ensure high window performance in their replacement and new construction windows and doors.

Edgetech's Super Spacer line of thermal-resistant, flexible-tape, edge seal products combines with the thermal properties of low-e coatings, argon gas, and multi-glazing assembly to provide maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance in windows. With thermal resistance far outperforming metal spacer systems, Super Spacer's flexible foam construction provides the energy payback consumers expect from high performance glazing.

What makes Super Spacer so unique is its structural foam, non-metal construction, blend of silicates and moisture-absorbing desiccant material. Dual seal Super Spacer structural foam technology delivers the best warm-edge performance while providing a structural IG unit that is immediately glazeable when backed with Edgetech approved secondary sealant.

Super Spacer is already desiccant filled with pre-applied side adhesive, and it also features a vapour barrier backing. The product must be backed with conventional IG secondary sealants, such as hot-melt butyl, polyurethane or solvent free polysulfide. Super Spacer can also be backed with reactive hot melt butyl or DSE’s.

Thermal performance, durability, and improved productivity. It's the complete package. That's why we call it TrueWARM® edge technology.

What is Warm Edge Technology?

“Warm Edge”refers to the thermal conductivity of the spacer used to separate the panes of an insulating glass unit. If the spacer material is less conductive than conventional aluminium, it is called warm edge. Most of the newer spacers perform better than aluminium, but still contain some metal - often steel or aluminium wrapped in butyl rubber and this metal is highly conductive.

Compatibility of Super SpacerŪ with Low-E Glass

Super Spacer® has the capability to bond with most types of glass surfaces. This includes Super Spacer's ability to stick to all tested Low-e coated surfaces to date.

Super Spacer Construction

Superspacer compatible with low e glass

  1. Smooth, matte finish guaranteed against blistering and bubbling.
  2. Thermoset silicone foam matrix.
  3. Proprietary multi-layer vapour barrier.
  4. Structural adhesive combines with perimeter edge sealant for dual seal performance and durability.

Improves Sound Absorption

The closed-cell polymer foam in Super Spacer transmits very little sound compared to conventional aluminium spacers or less metal warm edge spacers.We recommend using Super Spacer wherever noise from airplanes,trains or automobiles may be a problem for building occupants.

Improves Condensation and Mould Resistance

Mould needs moisture to grow. The significantly reduced tendency of IG units fabricated with Super Spacer to exhibit interior condensation or frosting means that the health problems associated with mould can be almost eliminated. Health Canada research found that Super Spacer helped IG units stay in the optimum low-humidity zone that prevents mould and bacteria growth (Read more...)

Globally Tested and Proven with Awards

Since its introduction in 1989, Super Spacer is still the only polymer foam, NO-Metal warm edge spacer.Over 70 million feet of Super Spacer is used annually worldwide since the start of production over 15 years ago. Edgetech received the 1994 “Solar Company of the Year” award issued by Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. Edgetech is an Energy Star Partner. Testing Data is available to show that IG’s made with Super Spacer meets standards used in the USA, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, China and Europe. It also meets Dade County (Florida, US) Hurricane standards.

Super Spacer performance
at a glance
  Super Spacer Premium Super Spacer Standard
Thermal Performance   Excellent Excellent
Condensation Resistance   Excellent Excellent
Edge-Seal Integrity   Excellent Excellent
ASTM/CGSB Durability   Pass Pass
Volatile Out-Gassing   Pass Pass
UV-Resistance   Excellent Very Good
Dew Point Drop   Excellent Fair
Compression Set   Very Good Very Good
Desiccant Capacity   Excellent Good
Structural Strength   Very Good Very Good
Standard Colours   Six One
Custom Options   Yes No